How to reach Wansdyke.. At
crossroads, etc. carry a link to UK Streetmap.co.uk).
From the north:
By car from Swindon.
Follow the A 4361 to Wroughton and on to Avebury.
You will drive right through the ancient Stone
Circle and a visit can only be recommended! Drive
to Avebury through the roundabout, then take the A 4 to
Cherhill (there's a nice White Horse on the
hillside to your left), and on to Quemerford.
Take the first road left right before the town,
which will go to Devizes. Drive on to Smallgrain
Plantation, where there's a golf course south of
the remains of the Roman Road, but just before
that you pass a picnic site. Best park the car
there, and walk back on foot to where the signs
show you the Wansdyke Path going right,
which will lead you to Morgan's Hill.
From the west:
from Calne and Chippenham. Follow the A 4
to Quemerford. Take the road right when
you leave the village, then continue as described
From the south:
By car from Devizes. Follow the A 361
to Avebury and Swindon, but after you passed
Bishops Cannings, take the first road left. The first crossing
after you've passed some cottages (but continue
on!) will be the Old Bath Road, the medieval
alternative of the Roman Road. To your left is
the 1643 Civil War battlefield of Roundway Down.
When you passed the golf course, you'll reach a picnic site. Best park the car
there, and continue as described above.
Alternatively, if you don't mind a
good walk, continue to Shepherds' Shore, where may park the car
(remember it's a private farm!) and enter the
ansdyke Path going left, which will take you all
the way across Morgan's Hill.
From the east:
from Marlborough. Follow the A 4 towards
Avebury and Quemerford, then continue as